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The Equalizer [Blu-ray] [2014]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3325 out of 3372)

    Special Features


    • Blu-ray exclusives:
    • Vengeance mode with Denzel Washington & Antoine Fuqua - watch The Equalizer through the eyes of Robert McCall as Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua break down the deadliest moves
    • Denzel Washington: a different kind of superhero
    • Equalizer vision: Antoine Fuqua
    • Inside The Equalizer
    • One man army: training and fighting
    • Photo gallery
    • Special features:
    • Home mart: taking care of business one bolt at a time
    • Children of the night

    Synopsis


    The Equalizer
    Based on the 1980s crime series of the same name, The Equalizer stars Denzel Washington as Robert McCall, a former Black Ops commando who faked his own death in hopes of living out a quiet life in Boston. However, when he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to save a young girl named Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds his thirst for justice reawakened after coming face-to-face with a syndicate of brutal Russian gangsters. Afterwards, McCall becomes the go-to man when the helpless require the kind of vengeance they would never find without his skills. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Denzel Washington
      Denzel Washington - Robert McCall
    • Marton Csokas
      Marton Csokas - Teddy
    • Chloë Grace Moretz
      Chloë Grace Moretz - Teri
    • David Harbour
      David Harbour - Masters
    • Bill Pullman
      Bill Pullman - Brian Plummer



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3372 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      pretty entertaining film

      Posted
      stylez562
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      An excellent thriller in the retired-spy-becomes-vigilante genre, AKA Taken. Based on the 1980s TV show with the same theme, except in the TV show the spy is a stuck up old British guy and in the movie it's an old black guy who works at Home Depot and hangs out with bums. That is sort of the most unbelievable part of the movie, that this dumpy old bald *** that looks like somebody's dad, could be so agile with Spiderman reflexes. If you suspend your disbelief that far, the movie is actually really entertaining because its got that Max Paine, bullet time, stop action effect. The hero is sort of this invincible Flash. Also, the bad guys are a bunch of low life Russian mobster illegal alien pimps, the kind of villain you love to see getting whacked. Luckily, there are goodly supply of them to be terminated. The head villain is an ex-Spetsnatz contract killer psychopath who looks and talks like Kevin Spacey and is oddly named "Teddy". Basically it's the return of Kaiser Soze. The most annoying thing about the film is all the time spent on "character buildup" in which the Equalizer does community service trying to help his loser buddies at Home Depot. Super spy donates charity time to pathetic wannabe security guard. Its just incredibly stupid United Way stuff that just has you taking bathroom breaks until the killing starts again. Another oddity of the film is director Fuqua's obsessive cinematography. You always know you are in trouble when the director starts taking control of the camera. There are more shots of Denzel Washington's eyeball than you will ever want to see in your lifetime. You will also get electron microscope closeups of other obscure parts of his anatomy such as his septum, his thenar, etc. In retrospect the overkill on the art shots is not too bad, but it definitely makes the film more "interesting" at a certain level. Part of the fun of the movie is The Equalizer getting stuck in situations no ordinary person could possibly survive, so you are like, "I wonder how he is getting out of this one" and he always has these cool MacGyver solutions to the situation. Overall, a pretty entertaining film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Denzel Fans Will Love This Movie

      Posted
      Godzillaguy
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      This movie is supposedly a loose remake of the TV Series of the same name that starred Michael Chiklis back about 20 yrs. I don't recall being a fan of that series, but even if you weren't..and you're a Denzel Washington fan..you should give this movie a spin. I won't give away any plot details or things like that. Suffice it to say that it's a standard drama/action flick with some 'by the numbers" characters. Nevertheless, the ending act where Denzel takes on the bad guys in a "Home Depot" type store shows some real creative ways to bump off bad guys a-la "Home Alone". Be advised, though, this film has a VERY high violence/gore quotient and TONS of bad language. If you're easily offended by that kind of stuff, this film isn't for you. Technically, the blu-ray is superb. The movie has lots of dark scenes, and the disc never resorts to crush or bad black levels. Faces are clearly distinguishable, and some of the neon signs and city lights have an almost 3-D quality to them. The DTS-HD MA Audio track is wonderful. It's agressive and loud when needed, but never drowns out the dialog. The low end is forceful and deep when called for, and discrete surround effects are plentiful and realistic. The blu-ray also features a "Vengeance Mode" that allows you to watch the film normally till Denzel is shown in an action sequence. The film pauses after the sequence and Denzel and Director Robert McCall show you how the sequence was shot. It's interesting, but interrupts the flow of the film. Please be aware, though, that this movie does NOT come supplied with a DVD version. It's a Blu-ray/Digital HD release. No matter....Blu-Ray renders DVD useless anyway..and this type of film is best viewed on as large a screen as possible with the volume turned up so the neighbors complain. I recommend this film as a blind purchase if your a fan. All others will probably be happy with a rental.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great TV Remake

      Posted
      eckoe04
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      Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) lives alone, rarely, if at all, sleeping, and doing everything he does -- from folding up a tea bag in a napkin for later usage to brushing off his shoes -- with unmatched precision and muscle memory. He works at a home improvement warehouse, doing largely menial tasks -- stocking shelves, cutting wood -- but he has taken a pudgy employee (Johnny Skourtis) who wishes to become the store's security guard under his wing. McCall spends his nights at a 24-hour diner, reading classic literature. There, he gets to know a young and aspiring singer/songwriter named Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz) who he comes to realize works for Russian pimps who badly mistreat her. When she's beaten to a point that she must spend some time in the hospital, McCall makes it his mission to secure her freedom, one way or another. He ultimately comes to realize that he's not dealing with midlevel thugs but rather an organized crime empire that sends an unflappable and unstoppable hit man who goes by the name "Teddy" (Marton Csokas) to stop him.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      revenge action galore

      Posted
      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      The Equalizer is superficially fun in a classic "revenge" or "vigilante" 1970s and 1980s style (slicked up for today's viewers, however), but it's much more satisfying than many of its kind considering its exceptional character development below the obvious good-and-evil surface. Washington's portrayal of Robert McCall ranks amongst his best performances, the actor brilliantly balancing a man who is markedly different from what he appears to be but who, at the same time, brings all of his positive characteristics to his violent side. He's a quintessential hero in the modern world, skilled at his craft but a man who would rather help a friend by encouraging them rather than simply destroying their enemies, something he will do, however, if the situation demands it. It's another excellent pairing between Washington and Fuqua, putting the franchise in good hands with word of a potential sequel coming down the line. Sony's excellent Blu-ray release of The Equalizer features top-end video and audio. A fair bit of bonus content is included. Consider this a late-arriving short list candidate for the best of 2014 list. Very highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Everybody's Favorite Vigilante!

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      PurpleRoyalty28
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      I decided to buy this movie because of the impending Equalizer 2. I was instantly drawn back to the first one -Equalizer. I will say this, having Pedro Pascal (Viper of Game of Thrones) in Equalizer 2 is a SWEET deal. As for this movie, the Equalizer is a must for your personal movie collection. Denzel is the vigilante that everyone loves!!! I would recommend re-watching this movie (I picked up somethings that I missed before). The blu ray quality is great and looks even better on my 4k TV. Only caution: the digital code has expired that is advertised on box. So if you are buying - keep this in mind. This was not a deal breaker for me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great character development

      Posted
      StuTheLoanOfficer
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      I saw this movie for the first time late in 2016 and loved it. Don't know how I didn't see it when it was first released. I really liked this interpretation of the character, Robert McCall, as I was a big fan of the original TV series. And I really liked the way that this McCall (Denzel Washington) is slowly revealed and drawn into action. But then once he's in action, there's no turning back or stopping him. Each time I see this movie, I enjoy it more and more. Good guy versus a slew of bad guys, good agent versus bad cops. If you like this genre, this movie will satisfy you! Oh, and the villain in this movie, he's so suave and cunning and sinister, that when he gets it in the end, you sort of wish that you could have had the honor of putting him down.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fuqua and Denzel Do It Again

      Posted
      reviewinlu
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      Coming off Training Day one had to wonder not if, but when, the team of director Antoine Fuqua and actor Denzel Washington would team again. The Equalizer is that film and while not quite reaching the level of Training Day they still show that a great watch and good finished product is almost always in store when they team up to do a film. Every actor seems to be on their A game with Chloe Moretz getting the most praise, commonly, for her performance, although all the actors seem to give it their all here, no one is just collecting a paycheck and sleepwalking through this one. The plot is somewhat been there done that with the age old trope of aging hitman/military/police/etc. pulled back into the life that they left behind. Overall though the film stays entertaining and original enough that it doesn't sidetrack the finished product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Denzel Washington at His Finest!

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      Porgey60
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      Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is your everyday worker at your local hardware store and lives a relatively simply life. Every night he goes to a diner and it is there that he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), who happens to be an escort. Living the life of an escort, she is forced into meeting and doing whatever it is that the client wants. One day she shows up to the diner with bruises on her face, which is the clear sign of domestic violence. McCall eventually meets with Teri's "pimp" and tries to buy her freedom, which is not granted. It is then when McCall turns into "The Equalizer" and attempts to fight for those that cannot defend themselves. You will be sitting on the edge of your couch throughout the movie wondering what will happen next! I definitely recommend this movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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